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Nasw Oh Chapter Board Orientation1

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Nasw Oh Chapter Board Orientation1

  1. 1. NASW, OH Chapter Board Orientation
  2. 2. NASW Mission NASW is a membership organization with three primary functions: 2. Enhance professional growth and development of its members. 3. Create and maintain professional standards 4. Advance sound social policy.
  3. 3. NASW Governance • Delegate Assembly • 200 elected delegates • 22 voting members of the National board of Directors • 56 chapter executives and the National executive director with non-voting delegate status • National Board of Directors • 4 Officers & President Elect • 1 MSW Student, 1 BSW Student • 2 at-large members, 1 elected from a CDF chapter • 13 Regional Representatives • Executive Committee • 4 Officers, 4 Board Members, and President-elect
  4. 4. Chapter Guiding Documents  Chapter Bylaws  National Bylaws  Nominations/Election Standards  Personnel Policies for Chapters  Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan CLICK ON THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS TO ACCESS
  5. 5. Chapter Boards’ Roles  Honor mission of the Association  Manage Chapter finances responsibly  Conduct program and policy planning and evaluation
  6. 6. Chapter Board Executive Committee  Mandated committee of Board officers  Takes action within general policies, programs, and budget
  7. 7. Board Members are to have knowledge of…  Short and long-term program priorities  Contracts or agreements that affect chapter activities  Traditions and culture of the chapter  Annual goals and objectives  Fiscal health of chapter
  8. 8. Program and Priority Areas Board members shall become familiar with the following areas of chapter business: • Legislative/electoral issues • Issues that impact the chapter • Membership recruitment and retention • Social work public education campaign • Annual conference planning • Web Communications • Administration and Management issues • NASW Governance
  9. 9. Partnership with National  Chapters are extensions of the NASW National Office  National Office fosters peer-to-peer exchange Collaboration and Partnerships are Fostered. NASW, OH Chapter
  10. 10. Chapters and Purpose NASW has 50 State Chapters and a chapter in: • New York City; • Metro-Washington, DC; The program and structure of chapters • Puerto Rico; are for the purpose of • The U.S. Virgin Islands; encouraging and • Guam; and a facilitating member • International Chapter participation.
  11. 11. Chapter Accountability • We are ONE Association • Chapters are accountable to the National Board of Directors: • Through regular review of annual reports • Expending funds • Managing human resources • Carrying on activities in accordance with the program and policy objectives of NASW • The National Board has the power to levy sanctions for noncompliance.
  12. 12. National Office Accountability
  13. 13. Committee on Inquiry/Professional Review •Oversees chapter professional review activity •Collaboration between the chapter and the National Office on the review process and distinct roles and Responsibilities.
  14. 14. How is the Chapter Financed?  Rebates from membership dues  Supplemental grants at discretion of national board of directors  Non-dues income
  15. 15. Support to Chapters from National is provided through Chapter Services • Fosters communication • Quarterly Newsletter – The Bridge • Quarterly conference calls with presidents & Executive Directors • Promotes information on NASW Web site and Chapter Extranet • Training • Provides leadership training and development
  16. 16. Chapter Services • Assists with Executive Director Transitions • Assist with ED transition plans • Serves on ED search committee • Facilitates contract process with NASW’s office of General Counsel • Monitors Chapter Development Fund for chapters with 1,000 or less members • 3% of each member’s dues are allocated to CDF chapters.
  17. 17. Chapter Services Staff  Samuel Read, Division Director, Customer Service  Sue Jashinsky  Richard Loomis
  18. 18. BOARD MEMBER AND CHAPTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Roles and Responsibilities
  19. 19. Functions of Chapter Board  Effective organizational planning  Provision of adequate resources  Manage resources effectively  Determine and monitor the Chapter’s programs and Services  Support Association’s social work public education campaign  Support the executive director and review her or his job performance  Assess its own performance
  20. 20. What is your role as a Board Member? •Keep mission current •Articulate vision for future •Develop strategic and annual plans •Establish and dissolve committees and task forces •Ensure financial solvency •Enhance organization’s public image •Build membership
  21. 21. What is the role of Chapter Executive? •Oversees and is responsible for, the chapter’s day-to-day operations •Participates in, and supports, the board policy process •Administers and implements board policies
  22. 22. A Board Member Brings…  Expertise in a variety of areas  Knowledge of the community  Ability to be spokespersons  Support for a democratic process  Capacity for critical review of ideas and issues.  Varied experiences and interests.  New energy and perspectives.
  23. 23. Executive Directors Bring  Professionalism and expertise  Basic knowledge of the Association  Ability to interpret board policy  Capability to coordinate board activities  Identification of potential problems
  24. 24. Directors’ and Board Officers’ Liability Insurance  Specific insurance policy to safeguard board members and the association  Coverage against lawsuits resulting from performing board duties  D&O insurance is a separate policy from the general liability policy.
  25. 25. Legal Responsibilities  Duty of Care  Duty of Obedience  Duty of Loyalty
  26. 26. Legal Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Exercises fiduciary  Informs the Board role  Compiles information  Maintains corporate for annual filing status  Implements financial and business arrangements  Signals if problems are likely to occur  Prepares budget
  27. 27. Financial Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Reviews periodic  Oversees financial reports and preparation of changes in financial periodic financial position reports  Ensures proper  Implements proper controls are in place financial controls
  28. 28. Planning Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Supports the mission  Develops specific and proper direction program goals and for Association. objectives based  Reviews program onboard specified plan and progress mission and evaluates  Develops reports to programs. demonstrate progress.
  29. 29. Personal Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Adopts/reviews  Implements personnel personnel policies policies  Hires executive  Hires all other director and evaluates personnel and performance evaluates performance  Approves executive’s  Recommends staff salary and salaries and compensation. compensation.
  30. 30. Revenue Raising Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Establishes fundraising  Makes recommendations foals and assists in fundraising  Participates in efforts fundraising efforts  Implements the  Approves membership fundraising plan recruitment and  Implements membership retention plan. recruitment and retention plan.
  31. 31. Board Governance Responsibilities BOARD EXECUTIVE  Maintains board minutes and  Archives board minutes manages lapsed board members  Provides committee support  Provides committee oversight  Implements bylaws amendments  Conducts bylaws reviews  Provides support for  Conducts the nominations and nominations and elections elections process committee  Conducts board self-  Provides support for board evaluations. self-evaluations.
  32. 32. Short Legal Checklist  Do meeting notices  Are contracts current? meet requirements of  Are budget reports and bylaws? balance sheets  Have minutes of distributed regularly? meetings been  Are board actions in approved by the board? compliance with bylaw?  Are motions clearly  Are bylaws reviewed stated and votes regularly? recorded?  Is that national Office  Are all local, state, and consulted on legal federal reports accurate issues that arise? and timely?
  33. 33. Board Code of Conduct  Demonstrates integrity, professionalism, and accountability  Proclaims support for good governance and commitment for its observance  Expresses the moral framework of the Association  Observes rules that are in the best interest of the Association.
  34. 34. Robert’s Rules of Order  NASW refers to Robert’s rules of Order for guidance on meeting facilitation and management  The rules articulate the proper parliamentary procedure to address the order of business  At the chapter level, it is not mandatory to follow Robert’s rules verbatim.
  35. 35. Governance Documents  NASW Standards for Chapter Operations  Conflict of Interest Policy  Removal of Board Member Policy  Evaluation of the Executive Director  Strategic Plan PowerPoint CLICK ON THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS TO ACCESS

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